Grobbelar, Bruce

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Bruce Grobbelar

Bruce Grobbelar

Clubs played for: Highlanders FC, Durban City, Vancouver Whitecaps, Crewe Alexandra, Liverpool, Stoke City, Southampton, Plymouth Argyle, Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham Athletic, Chesham United, Bury, Lincoln City, Northwich Victoria, Glasshoughton Welfare (1976-2007)

Born: 1957

Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Died:

Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: South African Goalkeeper signed in 1994 from Liverpool where he had played for fourteen years making close to 500 appearances and winning six league title medals, three FA Cup winner's medal, three Football League Cup winner's medals and a European Cup winner's medal. During his time with Saints he shared the No1 jersey with Dave Beasant, towards the end of his time at 'The Dell' he was caught up in match fixing allegations from his time at Anfield, which he was later cleared of and awarded 85 000 against The Sun for libel, which was reduced to just 1 on appeal. 'Grobs' was declared bankrupt when he could not afford his legal costs. Grobbelaar has done many things since his initial retirement from the game in 1999. He has managed the Zimbabwe international side as well as Hellenic and Sevenstars in South Africa. He also coached Manning Rangers, Supersport United and Umtata Bush Bucks. In Britain he has appeared as a television personality on ITV's "Hell's Kitchen" as well as appearing in several charity games. In 2007 he briefly came out of retirement to play for non-league side Glasshoughton Welfare for one match.




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